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The generations of Noah. living creature of all flesh: and the waters cha; and the sons of Raamah, Shebah, and shall no more become a flood to destroy all Dedan.

8 And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to

flesh. 16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; be a mighty one in the earth. and I will look upon it, that I may remem- 9 He was a mighty hunter before the ber the everlasting covenant between God LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod and every living creature of all flesh that is the mighty hunter before the LORD. upon the earth.

17 And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.

18 And the sons of Noah that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.

19 These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread. 20 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard:

21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken, and he was uncovered within his tent.

10 And the beginning of his kingdom. was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

11 Out of that land went forth Ashur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah,

12 And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.

13 And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim,

14 And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim. 15¶ And Canaan begat Sidon his firstborn and Heth,

16 And the Jebusite, and the Amorite, and the Girgasite,

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17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and

22 And Ham the father of Canaan saw the nakedness of his father, and told his the Sinite, two brethren without.

18 And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, 23 And Shem and Japheth took a gar- and the Hamathite and afterward were ment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, the families of the Canaanites spread and went backward, and covered the naked-abroad.

ness of their father: and their faces were 19 And the border of the Canaanites was backward, and they saw not their father's from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto nakedness. Gaza; as thou goest unto Sodom and Go24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and morrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto knew what his younger son had done unto Lasha. him.

25 And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

26 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his ser


27 God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

28 ¶ And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died. СПАР. Х.

NOW these are the generations of the sons of Noah; Shem, Ham, and Japheth and unto them were sons born after the flood.

2 The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras.

3 And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah.

4 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

20 These are the sons of Ham, after their families, after their tongues, in their countries, and in their nations.

21 ¶ Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born.

22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Ashur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram. 23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash.

24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber.

25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg, for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.

26 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,

27 And Hadoram, and Uzal, and Diklah, 28 And Obal, and Abimael, and Sheba,

29 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab: all these were the sons of Joktan.

30 And their dwelling was from Mesha, as thou goest unto Sephar, a mount of the


5 By these were the isles of the Gentiles 31 These are the sons of Shem, after divided in their lands; every one after his their families, after their tongues, in their tongue, after their families, in their nations. lands, after their nations. 6 And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.

32 These are the families of the sons of Noah after their generations, in their na7 And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Ha- tions: and by these were the nations divided vilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabte-in the earth after the flood.

The building of Babel.



The call of Abram. 23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor ND the whole earth was of one lan- two hundred years, and begat sons and guage, and of one speech. daughters.


2 And it came to pass as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 3 ¶ And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city, and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah.

25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

27 ¶ Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran: and Haran begat Lot.

28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child. 31 ¶ And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

9 Therefore is the name of it called Ba- 32 And the days of Terah were two hunbel, because the LORD did there confound dred and five years: and Terah died in Hathe language of all the earth: and from ran. thence did the LORD scatter them abroad

face of all the earth.

LORD had

pon the face of the generations of Shem: N Get the Lout of any said unto Abram,

Shem was an hundred years old, and begat thy kindred, and from thy father's house, Arphaxad two years after the flood: unto a land that I will shew thee:

11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah.

13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:

15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

16 And Eber lived four and thirty and begat Peleg:


17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:

19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug.

2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

4 ¶ So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him, and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

6 ¶ And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.

7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him.

8 And he removed from thence unto a 21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug mountain on the east of Beth-el, and pitchtwo hundred and seven years, and begat ed his tent, having Beth-el on the west, and sons and daughters. Hai on the east: and there he builded an

22 And Serug lived thirty years, and altar unto the LORD, and called upon the begat Nahor: name of the LORD.

Abram goeth into Egypt. CHAP. XIII, XIV. Abram and Lot separate. 9 And Abram journeyed, going on still thee, and between my herdmen and thy toward the south. herdmen; for we be brethren.

10 ¶ And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.

11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:

12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive.

13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.

9 Is not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from_me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right: or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

10 ¶ And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. 12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, 14 And it came to pass, that when and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians and pitched his tent toward Sodom. beheld the woman that she was very fair. 13 But the men of Sodom were wicked

15 The princes also of Pharaoh saw and sinners before the LORD, exceedingly. her, and commended her before Pharaoh: 14 And the LORD said unto Abram, And the woman was taken into Pharaoh's after that Lot was separated from him, Lift house. up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:

16 And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and heasses, and men-servants, and maid-servants, and she-asses, and camels.

17 And the LORD plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai Abram's wife.

18 And Pharaoh called Abram, and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy

15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.

wife? 19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so 18 Then Abram removed his tent, and I might have taken her to me to wife: now came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go which is in Hebron, and built there an altar thy way. unto the LORD.

20 And Pharaoh commanded his men

concerning him: and they sent him away,
and his wife, and all that he had.

AND Abram went up out of Egypt, he,

and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.

2 And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Beth-el, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Beth-el and Hai;

4 Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the LORD.

5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents.

6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.


AND it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Aríoch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam,

and Tidal king of nations;

2 That these made war with Bera king of Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar.

3 All these were joined together in the vale of Siddim, which is the salt sea.

4 Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, and the Zuzims in Ham, and the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim,

6 And the Horites in their mount Seir, unto El-paran, which is by the wilderness. 7 And they returned, and came to EnAnd there was a strife between the mishpat, which is Kadesh, and smote all the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herd-country of the Amalekites, and also the men of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and Amorites, that dwelt in Hazezon-tamar. the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.

8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and

8 And there went out the king of Sodom and the king of Gomorrah, and the king of Admah, and the king of Zeboiim, and the

The battle of the kings.


Abram is justified by faith. king of Bela, (the same is Zoar;) and they saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield joined battle with them in the vale of Sid- and thy exceeding great reward. 2 And Abram said, LORD God, what


9 With Chedorlaomer the king of Elam, wilt thou give me, seeing 1 go childless, and with Tidal king of nations, and Amra- and the steward of my house is this Elicphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of zer of Damascus ? Ellasar; four kings with five.

3 And Abram said, Behold, to me thou 10 And the vale of Siddim was full of hast given no seed: and lo, one born in my slime-pits; and the kings of Sodom and Go-house is mine heir.

morrah fled, and fell there: and they that 4 ¶ And behold, the word of the LORD remained fled to the mountain.

11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.

12 And they took Lot, Abram's brother's son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.

13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.

14 ¶ And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.

came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

6¶ And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

7¶ And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

8 And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?

9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years 15 And he divided himself against them, old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon. he and his servants by night, and smote 10 And he took unto him all these, and them, and pursued them unto Hobah, divided them in the midst, and laid each which is on the left hand of Damascus. piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.

16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale.

18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. 21 ¶ And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.

11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

12 And when the sun was going down, deep sleep fell upon Abram: and lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.


13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;

14 And also that nation whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

17 And it came to pass, that when the 22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, sun went down, and it was dark, behold a I have lifted up mine hand unto the LORD, Smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that the most high God, the possessor of heaven passed between those pieces. and earth, 18 In the same day the LORD made a 23 That I will not take from a thread covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy even to a shoe-latchet, and that I will not seed have I given this land, from the river take any thing that is thine, lest thou of Egypt unto the great river, the river Eushouldest say, I have made Abram rich:

24 Save only that which the young men


19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and have eaten, and the portion of the men the Kadmonites,

which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and 20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, Mamre; let them take their portion.

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and the Rephaims,

21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

Hagar flees from Sarai.



Circumcision instituted. me and thee, and will multiply thee ex

NOW Sarai Abram's wife bare him no ceedingly.

children and she had an handmaid,

an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar.

2 And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold,

3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,


4 As for me, behold my covenant is with now, the LORD hath restrained me from thee, and thou shalt be a father of many bearing: I pray thee go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. 5 ¶ Neither shall thy name any more be And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. called Abram, but thy name shall be Abra3 And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her ham; for a father of many nations have I maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt made thee. ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.

4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.

5 And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.

6 And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee; and kings shall come out of thee.

7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations, for an everlasting covenant; to be a God unto thee and to thy seed after thee.

8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an ever6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, lasting possession; and I will be their God. thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it 9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hard-shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and ly with her, she fled from her face. thy seed after thee, in their generations.

7 And the angel of the LORD found 10 This is my covenant, which ye shall her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go! And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

keep between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man-child among you shall be circumcised.

11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.

12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man-child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.

10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude. 13 He that is born in thy house, and he 11 And the angel of the LORD said unto that is bought with thy money, must needs her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt be circumcised: and my covenant shall be bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. 14 And the uncircumcised man-child, 12 And he will be a wild man; his hand whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumwill be against every man, and every man's cised, that soul shall be cut off from his hand against him; and he shall dwell in people; he hath broken my covenant. the presence of all his brethren. 15 And God said unto Abraham, As

13 And she called the name of the LORD for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. for she said, Have I also here looked after 16 And I will bless her, and give thee him that seeth me? a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her.

14 Wherefore the well was called Beerlahai-roi; behold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.

15 And Hagar bare Abram a son and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.

16 And Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.


17 Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear?

18 And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

19 And God said, Sarah thy wife shall

AND when Abram was ninety years old bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call and nine, the LORD appeared to his name Isaac: and I will establish my Abram, and said unto him, I am the Al- covenant with him for an everlasting covemighty God; walk before me, and be thou nant, and with his seed after him. perfect.

2 And I will make my covenant between

20 And as for Ishmael, I have heard hee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will

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